quickcam and 500-series powerbooks

Robert Hsiung (dr-bob@uchicago.edu)
Wed, 5 Jul 1995 08:52:04 -0600


I don't know if this is old news or not, sorry if it is, but I don't
remember seeing this here before, so here goes, from the August MacUser, by
Rich Wolfson:

... The connection between the QuickCam and a limited number of 520s and
540s doesn't work. (The problem is that the QuickCam relies heavily on
external-port clocking, but some of the PowerBooks don't respond to the
clocking correctly.)

... Connectix's response to the problem has been swift and
consumer-friendly. Specially updated software (version 1.0.3) does the
trick in some cases; in others, you need a special adapter cable that lets
the device draw power from the ADB port.

... Call Connectix (800-950-5880 or 415-571-5100) and talk to tech support
to get one or both of these fixes. ...